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Bacon researches Savage history

Herbert Savage

Charles Bacon writes: I would like to put a note in the forthcoming Geoscientist regarding a relative of mine, Herbert E F Savage.

Geoscientist 21.03 April 2011

I am compiling a biography of him and would like to see if any readers of Geoscientist can help. Herbert was a self taught geologist who became Director of the Malayan Geological Survey in 1946, and published the first Geological Memoir of Malaya.

A Fellow of the Geological Society until his death in 1981, he sadly did not receive an obituary. I have managed to contact some former colleagues of his from the Geological Survey of Malaya. However, I recently discovered that Herbert spend the World War II years working in Zomba, Nyasaland (now Malawi) with Frank Dixey and others. I would like to find out if any readers have any recollections of geological work with Herbert in Nyasaland at this time that could help me with my research. I gather that much of the work was related to groundwater exploration.
  • Contact: Charles Bacon FGS, School of Earth Sciences, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road Bristol BS8 1RJ E: [email protected]